Art and in­for­ma­tion

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BY STEVEN WARBURTON

Staff Vis­i­tors stop­ping at South Glen­garry’s tourism in­for­ma­tion booth in South Lan­caster this summer won’t just get to learn about ev­ery­thing the area has to of­fer, they’ll also get to feast their eyes on beau­ti­ful art­work cre­ated by two dozen artists.

The booth, lo­cated at the Rob McIntosh prop­erty just south of the 401, cel­e­brated its grand open­ing on Mon­day morn­ing with sev­eral dig­ni­taries and artists in attendance.

“The high level of lo­cal cre­ativ­ity and tal­ent will be on dis­play all summer in­side the lo­cal art show­case,” prom­ises Shauna Baggs, South Glen­garry’s Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment and Tourism Co­or­di­na­tor.

“We hope vis­i­tors will stop by, take a look around, get a feel for South Glen­garry through the art­work and want to see what else our com­mu­nity has to of­fer.”

She says that artists en­tered more than 60 pieces of art for con­sid­er­a­tion. More than 40 are on dis­play and some have al­ready sold. Over the summer, the booth will be staffed by stu­dents Cal­lum Robert­son and Mikayla Elliott.

STEVEN WARBURTON PHOTO

SHOW­CASE: Mart­in­town artist Wendy Wright-MacKen­zie points to a pic­ture of a blue jay she painted, which is on dis­play at South Glen­garry’s tourism booth at the Rob McIntosh build­ing in South Lan­caster. Also shown is summer stu­dent Mikayla Elliott.

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